Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

In 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act into law. Section 1502 of that act addresses the international trade and use of Conflict Minerals. 

But what are Conflict Minerals and how do they affect our everyday lives? Like the similar issue of Conflict Diamonds or Blood Diamonds, the term Conflict Minerals refers to minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, mostly in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source Intelligence can help you understand some of the key points surrounding this issue and what it means for consumers and companies in the United States.

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How Are You Meeting the RCOI Requirement; The Foundation of the SEC's Final Rule?
Uncovering the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) requires a significant amount of labor and other resources, but it should be viewed as your “first pass” at identifying conflict minerals risks hidden within your supply chain. Successfully identifying these risks will require a thorough, well-organized system of data collection, and reasoned review of the collected information. The...
Mar 22, 2013 6:05 AM ET
Conflict Minerals Compliance: Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry. Are you Gambling with the Cornerstone of Your Conflict Minerals Compliance Program?
If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your...
Mar 21, 2013 9:05 AM ET
Conflict Minerals Compliance: A Systematic Approach to Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry. Don't Gamble with the Cornerstone of Your Conflict Minerals Compliance Program
If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your...
Mar 20, 2013 2:45 PM ET
RCOI: Essential Elements for Tracing Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain
If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your...
Mar 20, 2013 7:50 AM ET
Source Intelligence Releases a Series of White Papers Based on its Five Step Process on Conflict Minerals Compliance
Retailers and manufacturers have been asking the question, "Where do we begin to comply with the U.S. regulation on conflict minerals?" Companies are required to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in their products. However the prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. Source...
Mar 15, 2013 4:25 PM ET

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